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Room assignments

The university will allow double room assignments with an ongoing emphasis on infection mitigation using the strategies in these guidelines.


All students who live on campus are required to be tested for COVID when returning for the fall semester unless you meet one of Boise State’s COVID-19 testing exemptions. Students who meet one or more criteria (i.e. are fully vaccinated* or tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90-days of their arrival date on campus) are encouraged to contact to receive an official testing exemption.

The on-campus COVID Testing Center is open and available for your COVID-19 testing needs throughout the summer and fall semester.

Residence hall students who return to campus need to test within 3-5 days of their return to campus.

    • Based on CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated* and are traveling to campus by plane or other public transportation, you are encouraged to get a PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to traveling to Boise.
    • If you test positive prior to traveling, you should delay travel plans until your isolation period is complete. If you are asymptomatic and awaiting test results, you may go about your normal campus activities while observing public health protocols. You can move into your residence hall, attend classes, eat at the Boise River Cafe, etc. but should exercise caution until receiving your test results.
    • Students living off campus are encouraged to and may elect to be tested, but are not required to test unless they develop COVID symptoms.
    • There are no copays associated with testing at the Boise State COVID Testing Center for any member of the campus community.
    • The university will continue to employ periodic testing for residential students to identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals infected with COVID. If you are selected to participate in this additional testing, the Public Health office will contact you directly via your Boise State email each time you are required to test.
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*You are considered fully vaccinated when at least two weeks have passed since receiving your second dose of a two-dose vaccine or since receiving one dose of a single-dose vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines are those that have received full approval or emergency use authorization (EUA) from either the FDA or WHO.

Community and guests

Students will be encouraged to build community with roommates and others in the residence hall. In-person events and social activities will be planned with special consideration to time, space and density within residential communities.

Housing will establish new guidelines for external guests visiting housing units.